Category Archive: Fabrication

Slicer5

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A toolset to ‘Slice’ up a volume – useful in real-model making or finding likely areas in master plan volumes.

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SolidSolver

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Select a Non-Solid Group/Component-Instance and run the tool from the menu. If it contains nested groups or instances you are warned, and given the option to explode these – it will never be a ‘solid’ otherwise. It analyzes the object’s … Continue reading

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Waybe

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Waybe is the fastest and easiest way to create 3D paper models. Waybe is a Google SketchUp plug-in that you can use to quickly bring your 3D Sketchup models into the real world. Learn more about Waybe’s capabilities, try it out for evaluation, and purchase your … Continue reading

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Timber Frame Rubies

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Sketchup is a great tool for modeling timber frame designs in 3D, and you can’t beat that price!  You can create simple drawings where timbers are represented as simple rectangular solids. This is often all you need to demonstrate to your … Continue reading

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SketchUp Glue Tab Plugin

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Click on any “bounding edge” in Sketchup to add a glue tab! What is a “bounding edge”? It’s the edge of a face that does not touch any other faces. In Sketchup, “bounding edges” are the edges that are displayed … Continue reading

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Flattery

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Papercrafters can now get more out of SketchUp, the free 3D imaging program by Google. Flattery can help you design toys, create architectural mock-ups, and develop unique handouts; all for free! It’s ideal for when you need inexpensive models. It’s easy … Continue reading

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DrawMetal Tools

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Design Tools DrawMetal™ provides plugins (extensions) for SketchUp® for drawing a variety of spirals, curves and tapered shapes (tapered extrusions). Curved tapered shapes are typical in architectural and ornamental scrollwork, and for that application, the plugins also calculate the amount of stock (raw … Continue reading

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CADspan Tools

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3D Printing Software That Integrates With Your Work-Flow CADspan software allows you to create a 3D printable file from almost any 3D CAD data. What makes CADspan different from other solutions is it’s proprietary mesh resurfacing. This means that CADspan takes the … Continue reading

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SketchUp-STL

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A SketchUp Ruby Extension that adds STL (STereoLithography) file format import and export.3D printing is awesome, and the STL format has emerged as a standard way to share printable 3D models. To support this community, SketchUp has gathered a couple … Continue reading

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Convert Sketchup SKP files to DXF or STL

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This is a plugin script for the free 3D design program Sketchup. The free version of Sketchup has limited file export options and many CAM programs will not recognise the native Sketchup (SKP) file format. This plugin allows you to export … Continue reading

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